Official PA daily reports on Palestinians' pride that local firearms were used in terror attacks against Israelis
Headline: “Local weapons – the occupation’s greatest concern after knives”
“The recent wave of operations (i.e., Palestinian wave of terror against Israel that began in September 2016 and lasted more than 6 months) in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, especially those in which firearms were used, is again causing concern in the occupation state, and its officials have blamed each other for their impotence in dealing with the phenomenon of ‘the lone [attackers’] knives’, which has been going on for five months. The main cause of the increased concern is the use of locally produced firearms, such as the Carlo (i.e., automatic weapon which has been used by Palestinian terrorists), which has become the dream of boys and young people, who can save money for it and purchase it in the local market for a maximum price of 1,000 US dollars.
The Carlo is a Palestinian variant of a Swedish recoilless submachine gun, called the Carl Gustav. It is evident that the Palestinian variant has been used in several shooting operations, especially the one carried out by Martyr (Shahid) Nashat Melhem (i.e., murderer who shot and killed 3) from the town of Wadi Ara (sic., Arara) on Dizengoff street in Tel Aviv at the end of last year, in which 2 Israelis were killed and several others were injured. Likewise, it turned out that the Carlo has been used in shooting operations in Jerusalem, especially the one carried out by Martyr Fuad Abu Rajoub Al-Tamimi on Salah A-Din Street in Jerusalem, in which he injured two occupation police officers, one of them mortally. It turned out that the Carlo was also in the possession of the three Martyrs from Qabatiya in the Jenin governorate, who were shot and killed by the occupation soldiers a month ago at Damascus Gate in occupied Jerusalem. During that operation (i.e., terror attack) an Israeli soldier, who had only begun her military service a week before, was killed. Israeli sources occasionally announce the arrest of Palestinians at checkpoints or inside vehicles, who carry locally [produced] Carlo weapons. It is now believed that it has become more common among young people… due to the difficulty in obtaining a higher quality and deadlier weapon such as the Kalashnikov or M16.”
Nashat Melhem - 29-year-old Israeli Arab terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, killing 2 Israelis, Alon Bakal and Shimon Ruimi, and wounding 8 others, at Hasimta bar in Tel Aviv on Jan. 1, 2016. Melhem fled the scene, and later that day killed a taxi driver, Bedouin Israeli Amin Shaaban, in another part of Tel Aviv. A week after the attacks, on Jan. 8, 2016, Israeli security forces tracked down Melhem in a building in his hometown of Arara in the north of Israel. After Melhem opened fire at them, the Israeli security forces shot and killed him.
Fuad Kassab Al-Tamimi – 25-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, injuring 2 Israeli policemen, at the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on March 8, 2016. Al-Tamimi was shot and killed by Israel policemen.
Ahmad Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh and Muhammand Kmeil - Three Palestinian terrorists in their early 20's who shot and stabbed two Israeli police officers at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Feb. 3, 2016. One of the officers, 19-year-old Hadar Cohen, was fatally wounded and died of her wounds. The second officer was seriously wounded. The terrorists, who attacked the policewomen after they were asked for identification, were carrying machine guns, knives, and pipe bombs, leading the police to suspect they were planning a mass attack against civilians. The terrorists were shot and killed at the scene by Israeli police.